For Elliot’s room I found this amazing vintage bamboo twin bed, although online I thought it was a daybed. I love that it is as deep as a twin bed, and man have I made use of it in her first year of life. But I still wanted the look of it to be a daybed/sofa instead of a twin bed.
So we styled it out as such. At first I didn’t think anything of it, and then I thought, wait, why don’t we do this more for twin beds? Why let only daybeds get the full lounge-y sofa treatment? So, we went back and made a little video on how we did that – just some random Tuesday eye candy for you:
1. Start with a long bolster – this creates a custom look, and gives you something cozy to lean back against. We got ours custom made from Loom Decor, but for a less fancy version you could just get a big body pillow. I wish that we had designed ours to be a bit taller – I think we chose 16″ but once it’s stuffed it came down to 12″ (I didn’t do well in physics as a 6th grader, clearly).
2. Add a throw to help break up the horizontal line of the daybed and bolster.
3. Use two large pillows on either end of your daybed to help ground the corners, and give the bed a more filled out appearance. I like that these two are huge and match, but yours don’t have to be.
4. Mix in an assortment of different sized, shaped, and textured throw pillows in a corresponding color palette. This is the fun part, so don’t be shy.
5. Grab an unsuspecting pet (or child) and force them to cuddle with you, while enjoying the comfort of your well styled daybed. Or lounge in the midday sun, reading a Jane Austin novel, in your vintage linen dress. OR take a nap, because styling is exhausting work. The possibilities are endless.
And if you’re into this look in particular, get it:
***Photography by Tessa Neustadt